Web Design Conferences: just expensive blog posts?

As I continue to consider organizing a conference for the benefit of the Refresh Tallahassee family, I thought this post made a great (and sobering) point about the value of web design conferences in general.

The summary: My verdict for the future of web design is to stay away from expensive conferences. If you are a conference person and can spare the money, good on ya! But don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to attend them to keep up with future web design trends. Attending smaller, local meet-ups with like-minded people and following the ‘celebrities’ via Twitter is a much cheaper and rewarding experience.

The source: brizk design blog

That being said, stay tuned for details about our next meeting in late May. It looks to be another GREAT one. In fact, we may even hold the event in the Planetarium at the Challenger Learning Center!

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Mike Houghton

User Interface designer and team leader with broad experience in all aspects of web site and application design. Specializing in web standards and usability with experience managing projects and working directly with clients.